Morten Lauridsen – Lux Aeterna – The Choral Music of Morten Lauridsen – Chamber Choir of Europe – Nicol Matt. Lux aeterna was greeted by The Times after its London premiere thus: ‘a ‘ Conventional choral wisdom suggests that the American Morten Lauridsen is a. Lux aeterna. (). by Morten Lauridsen. Description: SATB choir with chamber orchestra, or organ (separate organ part necessary); Duration: 27; Genres.

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Just as Palestrina and Victoria vary the disposition of triads in their motets to ensure ulx of colour and texture, so Lauridsen constantly reconstitutes this basic luminous sonority, producing an effect at once unified and kaleidoscopic.

Clouds of gray loom in the skies, and deft rays of sunlight filter through the trees and touch on luxx with an ever-changing chiaroscuro effect. Lauridsen does so through an approach to the creation of music that is refreshingly devoid of either jargon or obfuscation, but rather is imbued with a pervasive sincerity. The fourth movement, “Veni sancte spiritus” Come, Holy Spiritis the shortest and the most upbeat of an otherwise placid cycle.

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November 15, 2,th Hit: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I can’t give this disc a higher recommendation than that. These tracks used on CyberBass are meant to be used with a musical score in hand. Streams Videos All Posts. In this motet, Lauridsen subtly adapts the plainchant laurifsen, adorning it with contrapuntal elaborations that create a glowing llauridsen of sound. Composers on Composing for Choir Graphite Publishing.


In te, Domine, Speravi. In this light-filled continuum of sacred texts, old world structures and new world spirit intertwine in a cunningly written score, at once sensuous and spare. Die Praxis der Augenmusik wurde von Marenzio und anderen Madrigalkomponisten des Occupying a similarly opulent sound-world to Aetefna aeternathe three Latin motets which conclude this disc are truly modern masterpieces in the traditional motet genre. A non-liturgical Requiem of sorts, Lux Aeterna became an immediate favorite for its lyrical melodies, poignant harmonies, and tonal consistency.

Lauridsen had pondered the creation of his Lux aeterna for chorus and orchestra for an extended period before the work began to crystallize in Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his home in the San Juan Archipelago off the northern coast of Washington State.

Lux aeterna, for chorus & orchestra

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The close-voiced homophony of the chorus gives way to more independent polyphony, which reaches a peak with the quoting of a motive from Lauridsen ‘s motet “O magnum mysterium” and then subsides into the opening texture.

Hyperion offers aeterns CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Agnus Dei – Lux Aeterna. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Yet the technical difficulties they present to the performer are disguised from the listener by a seamless sense of purpose which unites the cycle into a whole of stunning effect.

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Next a canon on “et lux perpetua” begins a swell that culminates in a majestic but piteous tutti cry on “Exaudi orationem meam” Hear my prayer.


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Unified by an emphasis upon heavenly light, Lux aeterna opens and concludes with lines from the Requiem Mass, while the three central movements are drawn from the Te Deum with a single line interpolated from the Beatus vir, Psalm The incandescence of the succeeding section, the hymn Veni, Sancte Spiritus, traditionally chanted at Pentecost Matins, dims gradually into a gentle Agnus Dei that is an introspective prayer for peace.

Lauridsen luridsen the requiem Lux Aeterna inthe year his mother died. Cast as five movements performed laurisden pause, Lux aeterna is organized as an extended motet, for each new portion of the text calls forth a different musical response.

A Child Lay Down V. In he received the National Medal of Arts from the President in a White House ceremony, “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide”.

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To walk in the evergreen forests and along the waterways of the Pacific Northwest, as Morten Lauridsen loves to do, is to experience infinite variations of light. Archived from the original on A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout on an seterna tower near Mt.

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